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President's Report I 





president's message 




Dear Friends, 

An institution with an extraordinary 
history such as Lebanon Valley 
College is bound to have celebratory 
moments and times of reflection. 
This past academic year proved to 
have an abundance of wonderful 
celebrations, and that is why we 
have chosen to profile several 
prominent anniversaries in these 
pages. 

Some were inauspicious such as 
the 100th anniversary of the fire 
that destroyed the old Humanities 
Building. The rest mirrored 
anniversaries that best exemplify the 
varied successes of our College. In 
ascending chronological order, this 
past year witnessed notable 
anniversaries for the Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery (10th), 
Zimmerman Recital Hall (10th), 
Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership (15th), Garber Science 
Center (20th), women's volleyball 
(20th), Christmas at the Valley 
(50th), and the Music Department 
(125 th). There were of course other 
anniversaries profiled in other 
venues, including the 100th 
anniversary of both men's and 
women's basketball, Dr. D. Clark 



Lebanon Valley College 




Carmean's H'85 100th birthday, 
and the 10th anniversary of the 
Men's Basketball NCAA National 
Championship. 

These milestones would not be 
possible without the continued 
financial and volunteer support of 
our many alumni, friends, 
foundations, and parents. In 
2003-2004, the College received 
outright gifts, bequest intentions, 
and foundation grants to support a 
wide range of purposes. 

I want to acknowledge the 
approaching anniversaries of several 
members of the College's Board of 
Trustees. Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87, 
vice chair of the board, is 
approaching his 30th anniversary 
(May 16, 1975) and four of his 
colleagues will be celebrating more 
than 20 years of service to the 
College. The Rev. Dr. J. Dennis 
Williams H'90 (June 21, 1976), 
Harry B. Yost '62 (May 16, 1980), 
Dr. Thomas C. Reinhart '58 (May 
15, 1981), and Samuel A. Willman 
'67 (May 11, 1984), have each 
selflessly served the College for more 
than two decades. Thank you on 
behalf of the College. 

I also wish to acknowledge the 
achievements of the Class of 1954 



whose members celebrated their 
50th anniversary by winning what 
we call the "Triple Crown." 
Together, they earned The Founders 
Cup for having the highest total 
giving to The Valley Fund, The 
Quittie Cup for having the highest 
class participation in The Valley 
Fund, and The Dutchman Cup for 
having the highest attendance 
during Alumni Weekend. 

Thank you once again for all your 
continued generosity as we head 
into a new era of LVC's history. My 
wife, Mary, and I look forward to 
getting to know many of you as we 
work together for the benefit of 
LVC in the coming months and 
years. In closing, it is my pleasure to 
note that Mary and I are celebrating 
an anniversary of our own this year 
— our 30th wedding anniversary. 



Sincerely 




Stephen C. MacDonald 
President, Lebanon Valley College 



President's Report 




The academic quad has been 
aesthetically enhanced. 



year in review 




Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald 
(right) speaks at a press 
conference, announcing his 
presidency, held in the Frock 
Conference Room of the 
Vernon and Doris Bishop 
Library. 



Passing the Torch 

Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald was 
the unanimous choice of the Board 
of Trustees to be the 17th 
president of Lebanon Valley 
College. He assumed the role of 
acting president in May after 
former President G. David Pollick 
left the College to assume the 
presidency at Birmingham 
Southern College in Alabama. 
Once MacDonald announced his 
candidacy for the presidency 
several months later, he became 
the focus of the presidential search, 
and was appointed to the position 
in October. His inauguration is 
scheduled for the last weekend in 
April, the same weekend that 
Lynch Memorial Hall will be re- 
dedicated as an all-academic 
building. 

Architectural Achievement 

Lebanon Valley College's Lynch 
Memorial Hall, which for over 50 
years served as the College's 



The Synodinos Commons 
(right) is the new heart of 
academics in Lynch 
Memorial Hall. 




gymnasium, received an 
architectural award for the new 
design that transformed it into a 
much-needed, all-academic 
building. The revitalization plan 
for Lynch won a Merit Award from 
the Central Pennsylvania Chapter 
of the American Institute of 
Architects (AIA). The award was 
presented to TONO Architects, 
LLC, at a ceremony in October in 
Harrisburg. At the ceremony, the 
architects acknowledged the 
design contributions of former 
President Pollick and curtent 
President MacDonald, who was 
then the vice president for 
academic affairs and dean of the 
faculty. Both men worked closely 
on the design that turned the 
former gymnasium into an 
imaginative, two-level space that 
houses "smart" classrooms, lecture 
halls, offices, and a two-story 
common space filled with natural 
light and featuring a coffee bar. 
The building supports the use of 
wireless communications. Lynch 
will be the home for the 
departments of psychology, 
mathematical sciences, business 
administration, and education. 

New Gym Opens 

The new gymnasium, with more 
than 1,650 seats, was dedicated 
Oct. 4, 2003. Now all the 
College's athletic and recreational 
facilities are conveniently located 
on the north campus. The main 
entrance to the new gym is on the 
south side of the Heilman Center 
lobby. There are plenty of parking 
spaces around the athletic 
complex, which is now home to 



Dr. Stephen C. 

MacDonald was 

the unanimous 

choice of the 

Board oj Trustees 

to be the 1 7th 

president oj 

Lebanon Valley 

College. 




J.D. Byers '05 (above), named a 
preseason Ail-American, plays 
in front of a packed house. 

the basketball and volleyball 
teams. As the largest indoor space 
on campus, the gym also will be 
used for major events. 
Overlooking the space is an 
event/reception room, the 



4 Lebanon Valley College 




A student prepares for an exam 
while sitting among the flowers 
in the Peace Garden. 



Three emeriti 

professors died 

last year and the 

College also 

experienced the 

unexpected loss 

ojits Chemistry 

Department 

chair. . . 



Dutchmen Lounge, which has 

views of the ponds and athletic 

fields to the east. The 

gymnasium was 

completed with 

funds provided 

through the Great 

Expectations 

Campaign. 

In Memoriam 

Three emeriti professors 
died last year and the 
College also experienced the 
unexpected loss of its Chemistry 
Department chair, Dr. Carl T. 
Wigal, at 46. 

Dr. June Eby Herr '34, H'97, a 
dedicated and revered education 
professor emerita at the Valley, died 
April 18 at the age of 90. Herr was 
awarded LVC's prestigious 
doctorate of humane letters in 
1997. During the 27 years she 
taught here, she was known as a 
caring person who excelled at 
finding each student's unique 
talent, inspiring many of them to 
become the kind of teacher she was. 

Thomas A. Lanese, an associate 
professor emeritus of strings, 
conducting, and theory, died April 
23 at the age of 88. While serving 
in the Army in World War II, he 
toured around the world with 
Irving Berlin's "This is the Army" 



orchestra and appeared in the 
movie of the same name after the 
war. Lanese, an award-winning 
composer, wrote more than 100 
pieces, including musicals, operas, 
and requiem Masses. During his 
24 years with the College, from 
1954 to 1978, he collaborated 
with lyricist Edna Carmean '59, 
H'85 and poet Dr. Philip 
Billings of the 
English 

Department. 
Lanese's most 
frequent 
I collaborations 
were with Dr. 
Arthur Ford 
59, a professor 
emeritus of 
English. 
J. Robert O'Donnell, an 
associate professor emeritus of 
physics, died May 5 at the age of 
82. O'Donnell, who taught at the 
College for 28 years, from 1959 to 
1987, was loved by his former 
students for his teaching style and 



Dr. June Eby 
Herr 34, H'97 
(above) and 
Dr. Carl T. 
Wigal (right) 
will be missed 
by many. 




his personality. O'Donnell leaves 
his wife, Dr. Agnes M. Boyle 
O'Donnell, LVC professor emerita 
of English. 

Dr. Carl T. Wigal died 
unexpectedly June 20 at the 
Hershey Medical Center after 
suffering a heart attack in Mt. 
Gretna while on a family outing. 
In the spring of 2003, the 
American Chemical Society 
recognized Wigal with the E. 
Emmet Reid Award, which honors 
the best undergraduate teacher at a 
small college in the Mid-Atlantic 
region. In September 2003, Wigal 
was presented with an award 
sponsored by Pfizer at Indiana 
University's Symposium for 
Excellence in Undergraduate 
Chemical Research. Wigal won 
LVC's highest teaching prize in 
2003, the Thomas Rhys Vickroy 
Distinguished Teaching Awatd. 
During his 1 1 years at LVC, 
Wigal was successful in obtaining 
nearly half a million dollars in 
research grants for the department. 




President's Report 



year m review 



Founders Day Honors 

Annville Township Commissioner 
Richard F. Charles, who for 13 
years was the prime mover behind 
Annville's Streetscape Project, was 
honored in February for his efforts 
with the College's 25th annual 
Founders Day award. The $4- 
million transformation was 




Above: Annville Township 
Commissioner Richard F. 
Charles (center, blue 
shirt) received the 
Founders Day award for 
his 13 years of work 
toward the establishment 
of the Annville 
Streetscape Project. 
Charles is pictured here 
with members of his 
family who attended the 
ceremony. 



completed in the center of 
Annville. The College contributed 
$250,000 toward the project, 
which borders the campus. The 
Founders Day award recognizes 
individuals whose character and 
leadership, in the spirit of the 
founders of Lebanon Valley 
College, contribute to the 
enhancement of life in central 
Pennsylvania. First as a volunteer 
and later as a township 
commissioner, Charles raised 
funds and coordinated the 
concerns of everyone involved in 
planning the streetscape project, 
including community groups, 



LVC students head to class on a 
beautiful fall day. 




government officials, and the 
Pennsylvania Department of 
Transportation. A four-block 
stretch along Annville's Main 
Street shows the results of Charles' 
leadership. Brick-bordered 
sidewalks, new trees, and period 
lampposts line the newly rebuilt 
section of Route 422, which has 
wider, safer intersections and new 
pedestrian crossings. Utility poles 
and wires have been relocated to 
the rear of buildings, and there are 
new storm sewer lines under the 
road. The makeover highlights the 
architectural charm of the historic 
town. Charles is vice president 
emeritus for advancement at LVC. 

Commencement 

The College awarded diplomas in 
May to nearly 450 graduates, 
using, for the first time, Rohland 



The College 

awarded diplomas 

m May to nearly 

450 graduates, 

using, jor the first time, 

Rohland Intramural 

Field 

for the 

ceremonies. 



Intramural Field for the 
ceremonies. Dr. Carl Wigal, then 
chair of the LVC Chemistry 
Department, gave the 
Commencement address, a few 




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Left: The Vernon and Doris Bishop 
Library houses more than 200,000 
educational materials. 



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weeks before his unexpected death. 
Dr. H. Anthony "Tony" Neidig 
'43, H'04, professor emeritus of 
chemistry, who pioneered the 
concept of engaging undergrad- 
uate students in chemistry research 
at the College, was awarded an 
honorary degree. He taught 
chemistry at LVC for 36 years. 
Also honored at the ceremony was 
Dr. Mary Lemons, associate 
professor of music, who won The 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for 
teaching, the College's highest 
teaching award for full-time 
faculty. The award for a part-time 
or adjunct faculty member, the 
Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for 
Inspirational Teaching, went to 
Jeff Remington, an adjunct 
instructor in the Master of Science 
Education Program. In the fall of 
2002, Remington was the only 
secondary school teacher in 
Pennsylvania to receive the 2002 
Presidential Award for Excellence 
in Science Teaching, which was 
presented at the White House. For 
the second year in a row, two 
students qualified for the highest 
student honor, the Howard 
Anthony Neidig Award, created 
by this year's honorary degree 
recipient and his wife, Helen. Lisa 
Landis of New Holland, a summa 
cum laude graduate in English with 
minors in Spanish and political 



Right: The Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery celebrates its 10th 
anniversary this year. 



science, won the award along with 
another summa cum laude graduate, 
Adam Bentz of Annville, who 
majored in both historical 
communications and Spanish. 

Hot Topics 

LVC's 2003-2004 Colloquium 
investigated the mutual impact of 
Science & Public Policy in several 
areas: How should advances in 
scientific knowledge and tech- 
nology affect public policy 
regarding such issues as global 
climate change, nuclear weapons 
proliferation, the teaching of 
evolution in high school, and bio- 
engineering? First-semester 
speakers included leading authors 
and environmental activists, who 
discussed global warming and U.S. 
energy policy, as well as arms 
control. The spring semester began 
with a discussion of "intelligent 
design," as opposed to Darwin's 
theory of evolution. Later, the chief 
curator of the American Museum 
of Natural Histoty in New York 
City covered evolutionary theory 
through the fossil record. Another 
speaker discussed the ethical 
implications of medical experi- 
ments on patients, including the 
artificial heart recipient she 
counseled before his death at the 
University of Pennsylvania 
Hospital. Next, the leading 
academic on the politics of tech- 
nology, asked whether humans are 
now obsolete in this technological 
age. The colloquium closed with a 
panel discussion on the lessons of 
Nazi eugenics, featuring, among 
others, Dr. Stephen MacDonald, 
then vice president for academic 




affairs and dean of the faculty, and 
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair of the 
Religion and Philosophy 
Department at LVC. 

Exceptional Exhibitions 

The season began at the Suzanne 
H. Arnold Art Gallery with an 
exhibition called John Covert 
Rediscovered. Through paintings, 
works on paper, and photographs, 
the exhibition showed how Covert, 
an avant-garde American modernist 
from the first half of the 20th 
century, found new ways to depict 
the human figure. The next 
exhibition, Whistler's England: 
Works on Paper, presented 25 of the 
rich graphic works of the 
celebrated American artist James 
Abbott McNeill Whistler. Works 
from the artist's 19th-century 
London period included his 
extraordinary portraits, views of the 
Thames, cityscapes, and landscapes. 
Some of Whistler's best known 
images such as Billingsgate, The 
Forge, The Thames, and Limeburner 
were on view. In conjunction with 



the College's Science & Public Policy 
Colloquium, the Gallety's winter 
show presented works by inter- 
nationally renowned photographer 
Gary Schneider. The photographs 
revealed the invisible world of cells, 
chromosomes, and natural 
specimens, allowing viewers to 
discern their own inner beauty. 
Next up was Illuminated Treasures: 
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts 
from Pennsylvania Collections, an 
exhibition of approximately 25 
illuminated manuscripts, 
including 15 th- and 16th-century 
Bibles, Books of Hours, and 
Psalters. The College's 33rd 
Annual Juried Art Exhibition, took 
place in the spring. It is the 
longest-running visual arts event at 
LVC, and it featured a number of 
talented regional artists competing 
for prizes. The season closed with a 
May/June exhibition, Ephmera: 
Recent Works by Rob Evans, a York 
County artist. He is known for his 
realistic drawings and paintings 
that set a tone of mystery and 
estrangement. 



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Art and football are generally considered diverse pursuits, but 
Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96 has found a way to link the 
two. "It all started at a football game in 1991," said 
Suzanne, a Lebanon native now living in Lancaster, who was 
the driving force behind the establishment of the College's 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. 

Suzanne recalled it was at a football game when she told then President 
John Synodinos H'96 that she wanted to work with the College on a 
project that would have a lasting impact, and reflect her personal interests. 

"He mentioned the former St. Paul's Lutheran Church and how it was 
going to be made into a recital hall. We thought it would be a good idea 
to have an art gallery too," Suzanne said. 

Three years later, bolstered by Suzanne's generous financial support and 
driven by her organizational leadership, the gallery and the Zimmerman 
Recital Hall were opened. During the ensuing decade, the gallery has 
hosted numerous exhibitions ranging from Rembrandt, Cassatt, and 
Whistler to medieval manuscripts and works by contemporary artists. 

Suzanne, who holds an honorary doctoral degree from the College, has 
maintained a life-long interest in the arts. A graduate of Lebanon High 
School, she was named Best Artist in the school yearbook and has 
"dabbled" in Chinese brush painting, oils, and acrylics. 

She is a member of the gallery's advisory council and, while not directly 
involved in the selection of shows, acknowledged that she and other 
council members frequently offer exhibition suggestions to the gallery 
director. It was her idea, for example, to bring in Tiffany by Design, a 
showing last year of some 25 lamps, glass, and decorative objects from the 
Neustadt Museum of Tiffany Art. 

Suzanne said she hopes community interest in the gallery will grow as 
more quality exhibitions are scheduled. Also, she added, "I would like to 
see more children's programs and more children in the gallery. 

"Art is relaxing and educational. We need it for our own pleasure," she 
concluded. 



Dr. Suzanne 
Arnold H'96 

"Art is relaxing 

and educational. 

We need it 

for our own 

pleasure." 

— Arnold 



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Amy Meininger '06 

(far left), 

Arthur Elder '07, 

& 
Ashley Kreider '05 

Students learn 

daily in the "new" 

Humanities 

Building, 
built in 1905. 



Early on Christmas Eve 1904, a fire began in the basement of 
the Administration Building and moved upward to engulf the 
building's shingle roof. "The large and heavy timbers were 
consumed like straws," stated a headline from The Annvilk 
Journal. High northeast winds fanned the flames, and within a 
matter of hours the building became a blackened shell. 

The glow in the sky was seen for miles around. Area residents kept a 
vigilant watch over their homes as winds carried sparks from the fire far 
beyond the boundaries of Annville. Anna Kreider 1900 said the building 
"burned like a brush pile." An inadequate water supply rendered the one 
engine of the Annville Rescue Fire Company useless. The cause of the fire 
was never determined. Local residents opened their homes to displaced 
students. Facilities in Engle Hall and the Ladies Hall were made available, 
and the Science Department relocated to the basement of the library. 

Ever resilient, College administrators, under President Hervin U. Roop, 
made plans for four new buildings to replace the offices destroyed by the 
fire. Unfortunately, spending exceeded the budget and the coffers ran dry. 
The College, church, and town split over mounting dissatisfaction, 
controversy, gossip, and speculation. As a result of the uproar, President 
Roop resigned on Jan. 1, 1906. 

In 1904, the losses totaled $85,000. All personal property was destroyed 
with the exception of a student's trunk. Insurance totaled only $48,000. 
To rebuild, the College needed to raise $100,000 in addition to the 
insurance money. Andrew Carnegie promised to contribute $50,000. The 
responsibility for raising the rest of the funds fell on the shoulders of the 
College. To rebuild the Administration Building today would cost the 
College approximately $3,730,000. 

Editor's Note: The Administration Building burned down in an historic fire in 
1904 but was rebuilt in 1905. Today, students like Amy, Arthur, and Ashley 
(left) still take many of their classes in the building, also known as Humanities. 
The building also houses the offices of the president of the College and several other 
administrative areas. 





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all 2004 marked the 20th anniversary of the Lebanon Valley 
College women's volleyball program. Under the tutelage of the 
program's only head coach, Wayne Perry 78, what started as a 
club in 1985 has evolved into a varsity sport that has won more 
than 20 matches in each of the past four seasons. 
Before signing on as a coach at LVC, Perry played club ball on traveling 
teams for USA Volleyball. His friend, Bill Helm, then the head women's 
volleyball coach at Elizabethtown College, encouraged Perry to help out the 
LVC women's club team. After getting in touch with a club representative, 
Alison Dursthoff '88, Perry organized team practices. After two years and a 
lot of hard work, LVC women's volleyball officially became a NCAA 
varsity sport. 

"It's strange to realize that I may soon be coaching the daughters of my 
original players," Perry noted. "It's been fun and rewatding to see these 
young athletes mature into teachers, parents, scientists, and even coaches 
themselves." 

Coaching volleyball is a family business for Perry. His wife, Diana, a star 
player at Juniata College, has been LVC's assistant coach for over a decade. 
The past 20 years have been extremely memorable for Coach Perry, but the 
1990 team in particular stands out clearly. Known as the "Anklebiters," the 
team of nine players averaged a mere 5 '4". Yet, their notoriety is still 
legendary in the Central Pennsylvania volleyball world. 

Since, Perry's teams have won numerous prestigious tournaments 
defeating nationally ranked programs along the way. Winning the 1995 
Haverford and Coast Guard Academy Tournaments in particular brings 
back fond memories. 

That success continues today. The 2004 squad, ranked by the NCAA for 
the third consecutive year, reached the program's highest pinnacle with a 
fourth place regional ranking and finished the season with 25 wins and a 
championship match appearance in the ECAC Tournament. 

Wayne and Diana have helped establish the LVC program as a regional 
presence, winning tournaments and respect. However, Coach Perry still has 
the competitive fire. "It's been a wonderful experience to see how far the 
program has come in 20 years. The current squad symbolizes this success. 
You couldn't ask for a better group to open a new gymnasium and usher in 
a new era." 



Head Coach 

Wayne Perry 78 

Amanda Bahn '05 

(#11), Katie 

Ferree '06 (#7), 

& Lexi Horstman 

'06 (#20) 

"[the Perrys] have 
helped establish the 

LVC program as a 
regional presence..." 



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Dr. Thomas 
Reinhart '58, H'99 

To raise funds 

for the scholarships, 

Reinhart. . . suggested 

the College host 

an annual golf 

tournament. 



It began 15 years ago with a simple idea, "an act of good plagiarism," 
explained Dr. Thomas Reinhart '58, H'99. Reinhart, a Reading 
businessman who also served as chairman of the College's Board of 
Trustees at the time, was impressed with the successful partnership 
between his hometown's business community and the Easter Seals 
Society. With this in mind, he and then President John Synodinos H'96 
started discussing ways in which the College could strengthen its ties with 
the Lebanon community. The Lebanon Valley Education Partnership was 
born. 

With the support of Jerry Chepulis, then a guidance counselor at 
Lebanon High School, they developed a program to guide and motivate the 
district's students who were academically qualified, but economically 
disadvantaged. If the students chose to attend Lebanon Valley after 
graduation, they would receive financial support as well. The process is 
simple but effective — eligible students are identified by the district early, 
in the seventh grade. Later, they are each matched with a LVC student 
mentor, someone who provides a supportive big brother/big sister 
relationship. "The key is to have these students stay in school and 
graduate," said the Rev. Timothy Dewald, LVC's coordinator of advising 
and community programming. 

To raise funds for the scholarships, Reinhart, an avid golfer, suggested 
the College host an annual golf tournament. Monies raised from each 
tournament would be used to build an endowment fund that, over time, 
would provide for the necessary scholarships. Gaining the enthusiasm of 
the Lebanon business community was vital. Reinhart credits the support of 
numerous business professionals, especially Dr. Don Lesher H'OO, whom he 
described as "a catalyst for the past 10 years," as well as Lee Allwein, 
Dennis Shakers, Dennis Tulli '69, Andrew Marhevsky, Wally Stephenson, 
Bernerd Buzgon '59, and many others. 

The tournament brings in 98 percent of the revenue for the partnership, 
and to date has raised over $500,000 for scholarships. The figures speak 
volumes about the program's success, the dedication of those who have 
supported it, and, ultimately, the power of education. For hundreds of 
Lebanon County students, especially the eight who have already graduated 
from LVC because of the partnership, that power is now in their hands. 





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hough they were friends, Nancy and Richard Zimmerman 
were suspicious when then President John Synodinos H'96 
invited them to lunch one very cold Saturday more than a 
decade ago. We looked at each other and said, "Well, there's 
no free lunch," Nancy Zimmerman, a 1953 music graduate, 
joked recently. 
They were right. 

"After lunch, John took us to this old church and explained his vision 
for the part of the church that has become the recital hall," she recalled. 
"He could see this area being turned into a performance space for student 
recitals as well as a perfect venue for chamber music, political forums, and 
lectures. The idea was very appealing to us." 

Three members of the Zimmerman family served on the LVC Board of 
Trustees for many years. Richard P., Richard A., and Nancy Zimmerman 
all served Lebanon Valley College at various times in this capacity. Richard 
and Nancy are 1949 graduates of Lebanon High School and while Nancy 
was a student at LVC, Richard went on to graduate from Penn State in 
1953. "I was drawn to LVC because of its church affiliation and its 
reputation for an outstanding music program. My interest was piano and 
organ and I was able to obtain a partial scholarship," Nancy remembered. 

The Zimmermans, who left the area after their marriage in 1952, 
returned to reside in Hershey in 1958. Richard joined Hershey Foods 
Corporation where he eventually became chairman and chief executive 
officer from 1984 until his retirement in 1993. The couple has two 
daughters and five grandchildren. 

Both Zimmermans remain active in their community and elsewhere. 
Richard serves on corporate and foundation boards as well as the United 
Theological Seminary and, currently, Nancy chairs the board of the 
Harrisburg Symohony. "Music has always been an important part of our 
lives and we are delighted to participate in the tenth anniversary of this 
very beautiful hall," she said. 



Richard H'92 & 
Nancy '53 Zimmerman 

"Music has always been 

an important part of 

our lives . . ." 

— Nancy Zimmerman 



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Drs. Marc Harris, 

Stacy Goodman, 

& Scott Walck 

"It's not uncommon 

for a freshman 

to participate in our 

summer undergraduate 

research program and 

then present the results 

of his or her work. , . " 

— Harris 




Continuing a tradition of hands-on learning and 
undergraduate research begun by Dr. H. Anthony "Tony" 
Neidig '43, H'04, Drs. Scott Walck, Stacy Goodman, and 
Marc Harris represent the new generation of scientists at 
Lebanon Valley College. Neidig initiated the first summer 
research program in 1948 through a grant from the Research Corporation. 
LVC undergraduates continue to reap the benefits of research, including 
hands-on experience with advanced instrumentation, thanks to funding 
received from multiple sources such as the National Science Foundation, 
Merck/ AA AS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and 
alumni. 

"Our current majors have many unique opportunities to participate in 
and to present the results of their work," said Harris, an assistant professor 
of chemistry. "It's not uncommon for a freshman to participate in our 
summer undergraduate research program and then present the results of 
his or her work at local or national meetings of the American Chemical 
Society. " 

Other LVC science departments also continue the tradition. 
"We do hands-on activities to get minds-on engagement," Walck, an 
associate professor of physics, explained. "We're at our best as teachers 
when students have taken ownership of projects and we can act as 
advisors." Walck and his summer research students focus on quantum 
entanglement and have performed research in coordination with members 
of the Mathematical Sciences Department. 

"It's not enough to tell students what scientific research entails," 
Goodman, an associate professor of biology, remarked. "The best way to 
guide them through the process is to lead by example." 

Undergraduate research experience and faculty mentoring help students 
determine career directions and provide an edge in the competitive market 
for post-graduate and industrial positions. 

"It's a rewarding experience for both the student and the mentor," she 
added. "One of the most exciting moments in teaching comes from 
watching a student discover what they are professionally passionate about 
and knowing that you played a small role in helping them on that journey 
of self-discovery. " 




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19 





notes 




ince 1866, music has been an integral part of life at Lebanon 
Valley College. Officially formed in 1880, what was once 
referred to as an "ornamental branch" has grown into one of the 
largest areas of study on campus, and continues to be recognized 
as one of the premier programs in the region. In the last 14 
years alone, the number of music majors has increased by 73 percent, 
growing from 63 in 1990 to 256 in 2004. 

Another musical milestone, the 50th anniversary of Christmas at the 
Valley was celebrated on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Miller Chapel. The College 
campus and local community continued the tradition of kicking off the 
holiday season with the lively event, featuring the Concert Choir, College 
Choir, Trombone Choir, and Handbell Choir. Adeste Fidelis-Fanfare and 
Anthem by Everett Reed, a work specially commissioned for the event, was 
performed in honor of Chaplain D. Darrell Woomer's upcoming 
retirement. Frances Shroyer Bova "54, Betty Criswell Hungerford '54, 
Elma Jean Swope Kreider '55, and Sally Ann Miller-Checkett '58, 
participants in the first Christmas at the Valley, were readers. 

The 10th anniversary of Zimmerman Recital Hall is also being 
celebrated this year, with four distinct performances being offered in honor 
of Nancy Zimmerman '53 and Dr. Richard Zimmerman H '92. (see story, 
p. 16) 

The success of the Valley's music program can be seen through its 
graduates, as they have performed or worked with well-known musicians 
spanning many decades and genres, from Benny Goodman and Bette 
Midler to Faith Hill and U2. As educators, they have influenced thousands 
of students, helping them to develop a love and proficiency for choral and 
instrumental music. They have raised their voices and perfected their 
instrumental skills for countless religious and civic events. They continue 
to draw on their education and experiences at the Valley, and many more 
will join their ranks as LVC music alumni in the years to come. 

For a historical overview of the music program, log on to Melodies and 
Memories: Music at Lebanon Valley College (www.lvc.edu/music- 
timeline). 



Matt Schrack '05 

(far left), 

Charity Maurer 

'05, & 
John Feather '04 

"Since 1866, music 

has been an integral 

part of life at Lebanon 

Valley College." 



20 Lebanon Valley College 





I 



Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College 





CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


MISC/OTHER 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 


2003-2004 


i 
Donors 


Dollars 

1 




INDIVIDUALS 












Trustees* 


[$102,350 


$132,828 


$228,343 


$31,693 


44 


$495,213]* 


Alumni 


$711,123 


$465,585 


$731,960 


$31,693 


3,460 


$1,940,361 


Friends 


$139,977 


$89,984 


$889,583 




544 


$1,119,544 


Parents 


$74,308 


$92,542 


$27,929 




815 


$194,779 


CORPORATIONS 












Outright Gifts 


$32,719 


$46,008 


$125,400 




97 


$204,127 


Matching Gifts 


$56,344 


$22,325 


$15,806 




84 


$94,475 


FOUNDATIONS 


$139,271 


$48,624 


$102,000 




24 


$289,895 


CHURCH 


$16,689 








3 


$16,689 


OTHER 


$42,436 


$4,285 


$4,535 




20 


$51,256 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,212,867 


$769,353 


$1,897,213 




5,047 


$3,911,126 




2002-2003 


CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


MISC/OTHER 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 


I 
Donors 

1 


i 
Dollars 


INDIVIDUALS 












Trustees* 


[$133,451 


$208,025 


$1,129,867 




43 


$1,471,343]* 


Alumni 


$675,159 


$985,769 


$1,307,210 


$49 


3,485 


$2,968,187 


Friends 


$85,334 


$481,338 


$43,094 




626 


$609,766 


Parents 


$72,986 


$61,759 


$6,135 




952 


$140,880 


CORPORATIONS 












Outright Gifts 


$65,903 


$157,048 


$270,000 




129 


$492,951 


Matching Gifts 


$62,618 


$28,418 


$2,944 




98 


$93,980 


FOUNDATIONS 


$153,468 


$12,000 


$185,000 




27 


$350,468 


CHURCH 


$16,262 








1 


$16,262 


OTHER 


$36,704 


$6,540 


$3,600 




18 


$46,844 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,168,434 


$1,732,872 


$1,817,983 




5,336 


$4,719,338 


•Categories overlap; trustees are incl 


uded in alumni, friends, and pare 


nts. 







22 Lebanon Valley College 



Statement of Activities 



For years ended June 30 



REVENUES AND OTHER ADDITIONS 





2004 


2003 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Tuition and fees 


(net of institutional financial aid) 


$21,331,839 


$20,978,313 


I Government grants 


1,695,988 


1,758,978 


[| Gifts and private grants 


2,771,967 


4,840,527 


£ Endowment/investment income 


865,134 


814,986 


|DXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


9,404,753 


9,336,126 


INTEREST ON LOANS 


6,282 


9,254 


P&AINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET 


4,163,769 


808,179 




JOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER ADDITIONS 


$40,239,732 


$38,546,363 



10% GAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET 



, INTEREST ON LOANS 



23% AUXILIARY 
ENTERPRISES 



ENDOWMENT/ 

INVESTMENT 

INCOME 

7% GIFTS AND 
PRIVATE GRANTS 




54% TUITION 
AND FEES (net 
of institutional 
financial aid) 



4% GOVERNMENT GRANTS 



Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS)Nos. 116, 117, and 124. 
Source: 2003-04 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 



EXPENDITURES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS 





2004 


2003 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Instruction 


$13,720,580 


$13,076,847 


Academic Support 


2,226,049 


2,075,389 


Student Services 


3,043,719 


3,007,505 


Public Services 


494,611 


426,941 


Operation and Maintenance of Plant 


2,996,508 


2,990,249 


General Institution 


5,817,081 


5,514,227 


Student Aid (government) 


706,062 


728,216 


AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


6,082,802 


6,270,173 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND 


OTHER DEDUCTIONS 


$35,087,412 


$34,089,547 


CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 


5,152,320 


4,456,816 


NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR 


$69,950,369 


$65,493,553 


NET ASSETS END OF YEAR 


$75,102,689 


$69,950,369 



17% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 



STUDENT AID 
(government) 



17% GENERAL 
INSTITUTION 



9% OPERATION AND 
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 




39% INSTRUCTION 



1% PUBLIC SERVICES 



6% ACADEMIC SUPPORT 
STUDENT SERVICES 



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Board oj Trustees 2003-2004 



Board Officers 

William J. Lehr Jr. 
Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 
Katherine J. Bishop 
Harry B. Yost '62 
Karin Right-Nolan 
Deborah R.Fullam '81. 
Darwin G. Glick '58 



Chair 

Vice Chair 

Vice Chair 

Secretary 

Assistant Secretary 

Treasurer 
Assistant Treasurer 



2003-2004 BOARD 

Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area Intermediate 
Unit #15 (2004) 

E.H. Arnold, B.A., L.H.D. 

Chairman of the Board, Arnold Logistics (2005) 

{Catherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S. 

President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2006) 

The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, B.A., M.Div. 

Senior Pastor First United Methodist Church (2004) 

Michael A. Day, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., M.S., Ph.D. 
Professor of Physics, Lebanon Valley College (2004) 

Wesley T. Dellinger 75, B.S., P'05, CRS, GRI, CSP 
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate (2006) 

Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S. 

President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2005) 

Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A., M.A., D.M.A. 

Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2005) 

Ross W. Fasick '55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., L.H.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de Nemours 

and Co. (2004) 

Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S. 

Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A. 

(2005) 

Gary Grieve-Carlson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of English, Lebanon Valley College (2006) 

+A.L. "Jim" Hanford III, B.A. 

President, Ladd Hanford Motors, Inc. (2006) 

Robert E. Harbaugh 74, B.S., M.D. 

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, 

Penn State College of Medicine (2006) 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed. 

Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2005) 

John F.JurasitsP'03, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc. (2006) 

F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A. 

Political Affairs Officer, United Nations (2004) 

Malcolm L. Lazin '65, B.S., J.D. 

Founder and Executive Director, Equality Forum (2005) 

William J. Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President and Secretary, Hershey 

Foods Corporation (2005) 

James M. Mead, B.S., M.A. 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Blue 

Cross (2006) 

Richard C. Miller, B.S., M.S., D.P.E. 

Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Benedict 

College (2004) 

James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., MBA. 

Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E.I. DuPont de 

Nemours and Co. (2004) 



Lauren C. Nickey '05 

Student, Lebanon Valley College 

John S. Oyler, A.B., J.D. 

Partner, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (2006) 

G. David Pollick, B.A., M.A., Ph.L., Ph.D. 
President, Lebanon Valley College 

Sherri J. Pursel '04, Student 
Lebanon Valley College (2004) 

George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance 

Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2004) 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D. 
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2005) 

Richard T. Reynolds, B.S. 

President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. 

(2005) 

Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.Ed. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 

(2004) 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 

President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2004) 

Elyse E. Rogers 76, B.A., J.D. 

Partner, Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP (2006) 

Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A. 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach 

Distributors, Inc. (2006) 

The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D. 
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of 
Common Pleas; Associate, Kreamer Funeral Home, Inc. 
(2004) 

Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D. 

Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District 

(2004) 

J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church 
(2006) 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2005) 

Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LL.M. 

Attorney and Senior Partner, Appel & Yost (2006) 

EMERITI 

Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LL.B. 

Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer 

Eugene C. Fish, Esq., B.S., J.D., L.H.D. 
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; 
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; 
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc. 

Martin L. Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 

International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

Rev. Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., B.D., M.Div.,D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elaine G Hackman '52, B.A. 
Retired Business Executive 

Gerald D. Kauffinan '44, A.B., B.D., M.Div., D.D. 
Officer of the Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor 
Emeritus, Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle 

Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine 

Corporation 



Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., S.T.M., Th.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Kenneth H. Plummer 

Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc. 

F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D. 
Retired, Ernst & Young C.P.A. 

Daniel L. Shearer '38, A.B., B.D., M.S.T., S.T.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Central Penn 
Conference 

Morton Spector, L.H.D. 

Treasurer, Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 
Retired Consultant (Chemical Carciogenesis and 
Toxicology), National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc. 

E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D. 
Private Investor 



HONORARY 

Suzanne H. Arnold, L.H.D. 
Community Leader and Philanthropist 

Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., D.D. 
Bishop, The United Methodist Church 

Anne B. Sweigart, B.S., LL.D., L.H.D., D.P.S. 
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, D&E 
Communications, Inc. 

Bishop Peter D. Weaver, B.A., M.Div., Th.D., D.D., 
LL.D. Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The 
United Methodist Church 

ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, Chair 
Samuel A. Willman '67, Vice Chair 
Kristen R. Angstadt 74 
Wesley T. Dellinger 75 
Darwin G Glick '58 
+ A.L. "Jim" Hanford III 
Cassandra L. Hoadley '04 
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger 
John F. Jurasits P'03 
Janice C. Middleton P'03 
Thomas C. Reinhart '58 
Bruce R. Rismiller '59 
Elyse E. Rogers 76 
James W. Scott P'97 
Amy E. Smith '04 
Gary R. Zellner '81 



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Writers: Lauren McCartney Cusick, Kate Fry '07, Amy Gulli, Tom 

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Deborah Wescott '95, and Barbara West '98. 

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Portrait Photography: John T. Consoli 

Other Photography: John T. Consoli, Bill Dowling, Bill Johnson, Nick 

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